Memorial Day Weekend in NYC: Honoring and Celebrating

Memorial Day weekend in New York City is a blend of honoring those who served and celebrating the start of summer. From ceremonies and parades to rooftop parties and picnics, NYC offers a plethora of activities to make this long weekend memorable.

Memorial Day Traditions in NYC

Join the city in honoring our heroes with various ceremonies and parades:

  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: Attend the annual Memorial Day ceremony to pay tribute to fallen soldiers.
  • Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade: One of the oldest Memorial Day parades in the nation, featuring marching bands and military units.

Rooftop Parties: Elevate Your Celebration

Experience NYC from a new perspective with these rooftop events:


Monarch Rooftop

  • MDW 2024: An elevated celebration featuring stunning views and amazing food & drinks.
  • When? Friday, May 24th
  • Time? 2 pm – 2 am
  • Description: Enjoy a festive atmosphere with live DJs and special Memorial Day cocktails.


230 Fifth Rooftop

  • Memorial Day Chillout: Good vibes and walk-ins are welcome.
  • When? Monday, May 27th
  • Time? 2 pm – 1 am
  • Description: Relax in a laid-back setting with panoramic views of the city.


Cantina Rooftop

  • Memorial Day Brunch Party: Delicious food, drinks, and music.
  • When? Monday, May 27th
  • Time? 12 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Description: Savor a delightful brunch with live music and rooftop views.


Picnics and Outdoor Activities

Spend a leisurely day at these popular spots:

  • Central Park: Pack a picnic and enjoy the lush greenery and scenic views.
  • Coney Island: Combine your picnic with a visit to the beach or amusement park rides.

Upcoming June Events

If Memorial Day weekend leaves you wanting more, check out these early June events:

New York Swim Week Kick-Off Party

  • When? Saturday, June 1st
  • Time? 12 pm – 5 pm
  • Where? Sky Port Marina
  • Tickets: Purchase here
  • Description: Celebrate the start of Swim Week with waterfront views, fashion shows, and live music.


Summer Vista – Sunset Rooftop Party

  • When? Saturday, June 1st
  • Time? 3 pm – 7 pm
  • Where? Highwater Rooftop at Hotel Indigo
  • Tickets: Purchase here
  • Description: Dance the evening away with sunset views, a vibrant crowd, and refreshing cocktails.


Night & Day Rooftop Party

  • When? Saturday, June 1st
  • Time? 1 pm – 2 am
  • Where? The Crown Rooftop
  • Tickets: Purchase here
  • Description: Experience a unique day-to-night party with top DJs and a lively atmosphere.


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